Ceremony at The Unique Space wedding DTLA

A Surprise Christmas-time Wedding at The Unique Space | Melissa & Omar

On the day after Christmas, Melissa & Omar hosted their friends and family for their Unique Space wedding…except they didn’t know they were coming to a wedding at all! Their guests thought they were attending their engagement party, and then…SURPRISE!

Melissa & Omar started their day at The Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.

fit and flare wedding dress hanging in the window of The Ace Hotel, DTLA

Photo by Joanne Pio Photography

wedding day jewelery and bowtie at The Ace Hotel, DTLA

Photo by Joanne Pio Photography

The fabulous Joanne Pio was on hand to document Melissa & Omar’s First Look.

Bride & Groom first look portraits at The Ace Hotel, DTLA

Photo by Joanne Pio Photography

Bride & Groom portrait at The Ace Hotel, DTLA

Photo by Joanne Pio Photography

After their First Look, Melissa & Omar and their Wedding Party walked over to The Unique Space.

Bride & Groom & Wedding Party walk through downtown Los Angeles on their wedding day

Photo by Joanne Pio Photography

The Unique Space wedding, downtown Los Angeles, Wedding Planner: Moxie Bright Events

Photo by Joanne Pio

Wedding reception set up at The Unique Space, downtown los angeles, Wedding Planner: Moxie Bright Events

Photo by Joanne Pio

Outside ceremony set up at The Unique Space wedding, Wedding Planner: Moxie Bright Events

Photo by Joanne Pio

As part of the subterfuge, Melissa changed out of her wedding dress and into a cocktail dress before guests arrived. She got to sample her DIY- donut wall with her nephew, the cutest guy at the whole wedding!

Donut wall at The Unique Space wedding, downtown los angeles

Photo by Joanne Pio

donut wall at The Unique Space, DTLA, Wedding Planner: Moxie Bright Events

Photo by Joanne Pio

These donuts were kid-approved!

Once the party was underway, Melissa & Omar showed an adorable video to their guests that explained what was REALLY happening…a surprise wedding!

We invited guests outside to take their seats for the ceremony, and before we knew it, we were in the thick of the ceremony!

Ceremony at The Unique Space wedding, downtown LA

Photo by Joanne Pio

bridesmaids dressed in white and blush, small nosegay bouquets in white and blush

Photo by Joanne Pio

Wedding Ceremony at The Unique Space, downtown Los Angeles, Wedding Planner: Moxie Bright Events

Photo by Joanne Pio

After the ceremony, guests were treated to a cocktail-style reception featuring eats by the In N Out Truck and Wheat & Fire Pizza Catering, a mobile wood-burning pizza oven!

In N Out Truck at a Unique Space Wedding, Wedding Planner: Moxie Bright Events

Photo by Joanne Pio

Wheat & Fire mobile pizza truck at The Unique Space Wedding

Photo by Joanne Pio

After dinner, guests enjoyed the donut wall, a delicious homemade cake, and these adorable cookies, personalized with their wedding hashtag: #carafornialove

SO CUTE!

Custom hashtag cookies at The Unique Space Wedding, Wedding Planner: Moxie Bright Events

Photo by Joanne Pio

Custom California shaped cookies for The Unique Space wedding

Photo by Joanne Pio

One of my favorite details from Melissa & Omar’s wedding was their life-sized photobooth cut-outs! Every guest  was sure to get a photo with the Bride & Groom!

Bride & Groom pose with Bride & Groom life-sized cutouts of themselves at their photo booth

Photo by Joanne Pio

This wonderful video by RainbowFish Cinema tells the story of Melissa & Omar’s wedding day so beautifully. Check it out!

Liss+Omar | Wedding Highlights from Omar Cara on Vimeo.

Melissa & Omar, I was so happy to provide Wedding Management for your wonderful wedding day! I was thrilled we successfully surprised your guests, and your wedding was truly one that I will always remember!

Renee signature. Renée. Moxie Bright Events.

 

 

Creative Team

Venue: The Unique Space Wedding Management: Moxie Bright Events Photography: Joanne Pio Photography Videography: Rainbowfish Cinema Catering: Wheat & Fire Pizza Catering, In N Out Truck Cake: DIY Donut Wall: DIY Rentals: Modi Event Supply, LA Party Rents Florals: DIY Bar & Staffing: BarTime DJ: DJ Wrex

Moxie Weddings

Aug 11, 2016

  1. Renee Dalo says:

    Hi Anthony, Thanks for commenting! It was a fun wedding, wasn’t it? Hope to see you soon, and see your updated oven too.

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